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  • Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

    By Nancy Weil | 15 April, 2014 06:01

    The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper have each won a public service Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the extent of surveillance on ordinary citizens.

  • XPocalypse Now: Security experts size up the cyberthreats

    By Tony Bradley | 04 April, 2014 23:59

    There are no more lifelines. In a few days, Microsoft will pull the plug on Windows XP support for consumers. With no more updates or security patches available (other than some bare-bones malware support), it's forecast to be open season on the legacy operating system. But just how bad will the "Windows XPocalypse" be? We spoke to several security experts to find out.

  • HOCO CISO program breaking ground with "virtual" CISOs

    By Grant Hatchimonji | 24 March, 2014 19:24

    It may not be a revelation that security isn't a top priority for many organizations, but what about those companies that want to have a full-time CISO and simply cannot afford it? Enter the CISO "in residence" program in Howard County, Maryland.

  • Palo Alto Networks buys endpoint security software maker Cyvera for $200M

    By Ellen Messmer | 24 March, 2014 15:04

    Palo Alto Networks, known for its next-generation firewall, Monday said it is buying Israeli start-up Cyvera for about $200 million to gain access to its endpoint security product for real-time attack prevention. The deal is expected to close in a few weeks.

  • Symantec fires CEO, appoints interim replacement

    By Stephen Lawson | 20 March, 2014 22:20

    Symantec fired its second CEO in less than two years on Thursday, dismissing Steve Bennett and putting a board member in charge while the security vendor searches for a permanent replacement

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Security Awareness Tip

Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).


  1. Have an incident response plan.

  2. Pre-define your incident response team 

  3. Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.

  4. Pre-distribute call cards.

  5. Forensic and incident response data capture.

  6. Get your users on-side.

  7. Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement. 

  8. Practice makes perfect.

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.